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Helen Ford Wallace:Parties, Etc.: Aug. 5

Farewell Party, Baby Shower, Brunch, Send-Off Party, Art Reception
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: August 5, 2012


Fiesta: A fiesta-themed party honored Carole Kelley, who is leaving Oklahoma City for Washington, D.C., where her husband, Ed Kelley, is The Washington Times editor. Carole was one of three founders of Harding Charter Preparatory High School in 2003 and has been Head of School for the past two years. Harding was named top public high school in Oklahoma this year by U.S. News & World Report.

Hostess: The Kelleys' daughter, Maureen LeBlanc, was hostess.

Menu: Ted's Escondido Restaurant catered the Mexican food, and dessert was brightly colored cupcakes.

Seen: Janet Barresi, Hilarie and Kevin Blaney, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Cassie Bowen, Richard Caram, Jackie Jones, Brian Davis and Judy Federa.


Event: Laura Kirkpatrick was honored at a baby shower in the home of Lindsey Newcomb. Hostesses were Emily Blaschke, Lauren Brollier, Niki Fitzpatrick, Adrienne Husted and Newcomb. Laura and Austin Kirkpatrick's baby is due in September.

Gift: The hostesses gave her a pink Herend figurine rabbit.

Seen: Laure Everest, Anna Homsey, Naureen Hubbard, Katharine Regens, Lisa Kloberdanz and Ruth Ann Regens.


Party: Amelia, Pierce, 8, and baby Charlie Atwill, 3 months. were honorees at a morning brunch in the home of Lil Ross. Daughter Molly Fritch was co-hostess. The Atwills are visiting from Richmond, Va., and it's the first time the baby, son of Amelia and Charlie Atwill, has been here to visit grandparents Debby and Paul Dudman, and great-grandparents Pat and Byron Gambulos.

Invitation: The invitation noted “Charlie is really at his best when he gets lots of rest. You'll see that he is really flirty between half past ten to twelve-thirty.” (He slept through the entire party.)

Menu: Cookies, sandwiches, a variety of cheese and fruit were served to the guests.

People: Among the mothers, grandmothers and children were Debby Dudman, Brenda Bishop, Heather Ross, Marty Margo, Joanie Yoakam, Sarah Yoakam, Barbara Beeler, Sally Starling, Polly Nichols, Katie Altshuler, Rita Dearmon, Pat Gambulos, Betsy Hyde, Caroline Roten, Lilly Ross, Katie James, Catherine Ratliff, Becky Roten, Sheralyn Selph, Kelsey Walters, Ruth Carey and Stacey Stiglets.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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